Klamath River

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GAGE
TIME
FT/CFS
℉/Turb
GRAPHS
2 pm
2.15/1430 ⇑
7 30 year
2 pm
/1610 ⇑
7 30 year
2 pm
5.05/1960
7 30 year

Importance by half-month
 Super    Major    Minor    Slight    None

Hatches are matched from Westfly's database of "standard" fly patterns.


Nymph

Size 6-8 Kaufmanns Stonefly, Rubber Legs. Tan, yellow-tan

Riffles, moderate-fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line

Nymph

Size 6-10 Kaufmanns Stonefly, Rubber Legs. Black, chocolate brown

Riffles, moderate-fast runs; just below these: indicator, tight line

► In the Keno stretch, use large, heavy flies, such as purple or black Rubber Legs. Use trout indicator tactics and drift your fly near the bottom between rocks, along current seams, and into mini-eddies. Take lots of flies.

Adult

Size 2-8 Muddler, Woolly Bugger, Clouser Minnow, Possie Bugger. Browns, olives, silver, greens

Lakes; rivers over gravel and cobble, undercut banks: count-down-and-retrieve, slow retrieve, wind drift, deep swing

Trout


► When the Keno and Frain Ranch sections are too high for fishing, try the "clearwater" section between the Boyle withdrawal and the Boyle powerhouse. Trout are small in there, but they're plentiful and dumb.

► Even if flows in the Keno and Boyle section are good, local farmers and ranchers may flood and drain their fields. This can make the water extremely turbid and fishing will be in the dumpster.

► The Keno stretch--between Keno Dam and Boyle Reservoir--offers good numbers of 14-18 inch rainbows, and not a few trout around five pounds. It can be a steep hike into the canyon, but the rewards can be worth it. The best fishing is when the output from Keno Dam is under 1,000-1,200 cfs.
Klamath Falls

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